I-40 bridge removal continues

Sunday, June 9th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Webbers Falls-AP) -- Demolition work continues at a quick pace in Webbers Falls as crews remove huge chunks of the damaged Interstate 40 bridge.

State Transportation Department chief engineer Bruce Taylor calls it ``an unbelievable challenge.''

The Transportation Department let reporters and photographers roam the work site for a brief time yesterday to give a look at the progress being made.

The challenge has been to strip down and remove hundreds of tons of bridgeworks in a few weeks.

The deadline is Wednesday, when the state hopes to hire a construction form to rebuild the missing roadway.

Authorities say the I-40 bridge could be repaired within 65 days and reopened by mid-August.